Star Books Report

February 26, 2022
February 26, 2022

‘Jilapi Career’: Self-help career handbook for youth out now

Jilapi Career (Odommo Prokash, 2022), a book written for undergraduate students and young professionals, has been published and released at the Ekushey Boi Mela today.

February 5, 2022
February 5, 2022

Bangladeshi expat, Mohiuddin Ahmed, releases book on religion and reformation

In his debut work, Keno Proyojon Dormochintar Punorgothon (September 2021), published by Rabbul Islam Khan, Chief Executive of Kushtia Prokashon Amla, Mirpur, Kushtia, Toronto-based Bangladeshi...

January 29, 2022
January 29, 2022

UPL launches Gyantapas Abdur Razzak’s PhD thesis, ‘Political Parties in India’

In a book launch held at the capital’s Bengal Shilpalay today, Gyantapas Abdur Razzak Foundation and University Press Limited held a discussion session on Professor Razzak’s Political Parties in...

January 24, 2022
January 24, 2022

Pakistani artist illustrates Begum Rokeya's ‘Sultana’s Dream’

A designer and illustrator whose work focuses on human rights, feminism, and South Asian identity, Malik has just created an artwork based on Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s novella Sultana’s Dream (1905...

November 13, 2021
November 13, 2021

High Commission of India launches Bangla edition of book, 'Operation X'

On November 8, the High Commission of India hosted a book launching ceremony wherein the Bangla version of Operation X (HarperCollins Publishers India, 2019) was unveiled.

October 28, 2021
October 28, 2021

The Shelf: New in nonfiction this month

Amitav Ghosh traces back to the lineage of nutmegs originating in the Banda Islands to argue how colonisation deeply influences the geopolitics even in the contemporary world, a violent phenomenon...

October 19, 2021
October 19, 2021

Ujan Book Review Contest 2021 announces winners, reviews Korean literature in translation

Participants reviewed Bangla translations of two significant works of Korean literature—Korear Kobita (Korean Poetry) translated by Chhanda Mahbub, and Korear Golpo (Short Stories of Korea), edited...

October 7, 2021
October 7, 2021

Immigrant experience in focus: Abdulrazak Gurnah wins Nobel in Literature

Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has just been announced as the recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature "for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of...

September 29, 2021
September 29, 2021

Poet Farida Majid no more

Bangladeshi poet and novelist Farida Majid passed away at a private hospital in Dhaka on the morning of Tuesday, September 28. 

September 15, 2021
September 15, 2021

The 2021 Booker Prize shortlist looks to the future

The 2021 Booker Prize shortlist was revealed on September 15, with six of the previously announced 13-novel longlist making the cut. Each of the six authors are to receive GBP 2,500, while the...